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Farming

Cuts destroy team

Jacqueline Rowarth OPINION: Restructuring has destroyed the team of AgResearch scientists that made a big discovery for NZ agriculture.

'Appalling behaviour'

effluent A Morrinsville farming company boss allegedly offered regional council inspectors kickbacks.

Downgrade no cause for alarm

Fonterra There is no cause for panic over Fonterra's credit rating being cut, an economist says.

Better prepared for wind

Harry Meijer Farmers have learnt a few lessons from the big storms that hit Canterbury a year ago.

Are we missing out?

Peter Kemp OPINION: Massey University professor, Peter Kemp, is concerned NZ will not fully capitalise on the genetic revolution in the primary industries.

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Cuts destroy team

Jacqueline Rowarth Restructuring has destroyed the team of AgResearch scientists that made a big discovery for NZ agriculture.

Are we missing out?

Massey University professor, Peter Kemp, is concerned NZ will not fully capitalise on the genetic revolution in the primary industries.

Beyond the pale

Workplace safety warning

'Appalling behaviour'

effluent A Morrinsville farming company boss allegedly offered regional council inspectors kickbacks.

Still the largest

Canterbury's grasp of the world's largest milk processing dryer title looks to be on safe ground.

Milk is the go for firm

Fonterra stink worries

Downgrade no cause for alarm

There is no cause for panic over Fonterra's credit rating being cut, an economist says.

White face a premium advantage

Hereford-freisian cattle Hereford-friesian calves are fetching premium prices in parts of NZ as the annual round of calf sales gets into full swing.

NZ meat sales hit Chinese TV

Silver Fern Farms wants to add more value to meat after launching prime cuts of packaged beef and lamb onto a televised shopping show in China.

Meat price may disappoint

Rare herd for sale

Success secrets shared

Southland farmers who sell beef and lamb direct to the consumer will feature on TV.

What goes on in a sheepdog's head?

sheepdog strap Researchers are using high technology and maths to work out how sheepdogs herd sheep.

Farmer's perfume trick

A sheep farmer has a penchant for women's perfumes. But, it's not what you might think.

Intensive farmer

Aussies want Shrek's record

Shrek still a world-bleater

Those Aussies are forever trying to pull the wool over our eyes. But this time, the dags have fallen short.

Delays frustrate hemp growers

Kina Beach Vineyard. Seed growers are fed up with continued delays limiting them from growing hemp for the 2014/15 season and developing a vibrant industry.

Hawke's Bay grower wins

A Hawke's Bay grape grower has won the Champion Wine of the Show at this year's Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.

A head for potatoes

Organic berry market grows

Seeds of optimism

Canterbury's arable farmers are scanning the horizon for more mild weather to get crops in the ground this spring after a wet autumn sowing.

Better prepared for wind

Harry Meijer Farmers have learnt a few lessons from the big storms that hit Canterbury a year ago.

Burn-offs leave residents fuming

Concern is growing about the effect of rural burn-offs on Timaru's air.

Fire control warning

Farmers milking technology

Allied Farmers back in black

Allied said the focus for the coming year would be to continue to grow the livestock business.

IRD warning for dairying

ird Dairy farmers need to take action now to avoid high Inland Revenue interest being charged on tax owed for the season, warns a tax expert.

Keep calm and carry on calving

Here is some timely advice as the strenuous demands of calving approach.

Take worries away from clifftops

Cows like to be cool, too

Plantain guru casts light on system

About 80 Taranaki beef and sheep farmers have a new insight into growing plantain.

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

A brave new world

Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Sculpture's timely entry

Upbeat over tech future

Chile chases youngster's invention

Young inventor Patrick Roskam is on an upward trajectory of success following his acceptance of his latest award.